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The SKA will soon be the world's most sensitive radio telescope, able to view some of the most distant objects ever seen. In a special edition of Naked Astronomy this month, we follow Perth-based astronomer Kirsten Gottschalk on a visit to one of the two sites where it will be built, hundreds of kilometres from civilisation in the Western Australian outback. Kirsten also catches up with progress on the two precursor instruments - the Murchison Widefield Array and the Australian SKA Pathfinder - which are already being constructed on the site.
Thanks to CSIRO for allowing us to record at the Murchison Radio Astronomy Observatory, to Kirsten Gottschalk of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) for taking time out from her visit to speak to us, and to Curtin University, who lead the Murchison Widefield Array.

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